How to Enter DFU Mode With a Broken Home or Power Button (Windows)

Posted July 6, 2012 at 6:22am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 467964 views
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These are instructions on how to put your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch into DFU mode with a broken home or power button.

Step One
Create a new folder on your desktop called Pwnage.

In the folder place the most recent firmware (which can be downloaded from here: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and the latest version of RedSn0w (from here).

Extract the RedSn0w zip file to the Pwnage folder.


Step Two
Launch the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier. You can do this by right clicking the executable and selecting Run as Administrator contextual menu.




Step Three
Once RedSn0w opens click the Extras button.


Step Four
Choose Even More from the Extras menu.


Step Five
Select DFU IPSW from the Even More menu.


Step Six
You will be instructed to select an IPSW that you can currently restore to without any hacks or pwnage steps. Click OK.


Step Seven
Select the ipsw firmware file you downloaded in Step One and click Open.


Step Eight
RedSn0w will now proceed to create a DFU Mode IPSW.


Step Nine
You will be notified once the IPSW has been created successfully. Click the OK button.


Step Ten
Launch iTunes.


Step Ten
Connect your device to the computer and select it from list of devices on the left. If you haven't performed a backup recently, perform one now. Next, make sure you are on the Summary then hold down the Shift key and click Restore.


Step Eleven
Select the ENTER_DFU ipsw from the Pwnage folder on your desktop and click the Open button.


Step Twelve
After your device has been restored it will be dumped into DFU mode. The screen will remain black and you may be able to jailbreak depending on the firmware you've restored to.

Check out the iClarified Jailbreak Wizard for more information.

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Almeg - October 24, 2014 at 8:54am
please help, I bricked my ipod 2 G after following the instruction above.Everything is doing fine until the last step ( in puting DFU mode) Itunes message prompt unknown error occur. Now my ipod has black screen and nothing happens at all, pls email me at almeg76@gmail.com . Thanks for your help
QuentinaWhite - July 29, 2014 at 3:36am
What you need • iPhone Data Recovery • An iPhone/ iPad/ iPod • Windows PC/ Mac • USB cable In Order to Enter DFU Mode With a Broken Home or Power Button and Recover iPhone Data, Before you begin ,you should: 1.Download the iPhone Data Recovery and install it for your device. Then launch it on your computer. 2.Use a digital USB cable to connect your device to PC. 3.When your iPhone is detected by iPhone Data Recovery, you will see an interface with 3 modes,which means that you have put an iPhone into Recovery mode.
Thomas Mullett - July 8, 2014 at 5:39pm
My name is Thomas Mullett I can't enter DFU mode like that or the other way. I have a broken middle button and I downloaded that peace of sofewere but it's not picking it up can you piz tell me why email me on this address faken6470@gmail.com or call me on my work phone 07943120991
Thomas Mullett - July 8, 2014 at 5:36pm
My name is Thomas Mullett I can't enter DFU mode like that or the other way. I have a broken middle button and I downloaded that peace of sofewere but it's not picking it up can you piz tell me why email me
Thomas Mullett - July 8, 2014 at 5:33pm
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